When Walt was invited to take a good will trip to South America in 1941, he wanted to make films so he took along some handpicked artists and handheld camera, with which he photographed the sights in 16 millimeter film. Walt’s actual coverage was used in Saludos Amigos (1942), the first feature to result from this south-of-the-border excursion.See more
By Courtney Potter
Inside the Walt Disney Animation Studios in Burbank, a gleaming white hallway and rotunda welcome the crew into a building where the likes of Frozen and Zootopia took shape. Since the building’s remodel in 2016, this particular space has been used to display artwork from an animated film currently in production… but right now—between the…See more
By Nicole Nalty
From live-action films to animated features, Walt Disney was a giant in the film industry (did you know he won 32 Academy Awards®?), so it’s no surprise that even the stars of today can be connected to Mr. Disney. Take a look below and see how the 2017 Actor and Actress in a Leading Role nominees can be traced back to Walt, and make sure to watch…See more
By Jocelyn Buhlman
Need a little inspiration for your next fashion phenomenon? D23 rounded up 11 Disney characters who’s style is at their dapper best.
1. Roger and Anita, One Hundred and One Dalmatians
The couple that dresses well together, stays together—and no one is a sharper-dressed pair of puppy parents than Roger and Anita. Rocking cute vests,…
If you don’t count Fantasia, it would be Saludos Amigos followed by The Three Caballeros.See more
One of the true treasure troves of the Walt Disney Archives collection is the cache of materials that was originally housed in Walt Disney’s office suite, found in the 3H wing of the Disney Studio’s original Animation building on the Burbank studio lot. The cataloguing of this collection by Disney Legend and Walt Disney Archives Chief Archivist Emeritus Dave Smith…See more
One of the most iconic art styles to have emerged from the ranks of Disney Studio artists over the years is undoubtedly that of the incomparable Mary Blair. Instantly recognizable in color and composition, Mary’s whimsical artwork has enchanted generations of Disney fans. Where Mary has an immensely important place in the pantheon of Disney history, some may not know…See more
Saludos, amigos! It was on this day in 1942 that the 16 mm film South of the Border with Disney was delivered to the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs.
That’s my business, I can do that.
As Walt Disney once explained, “I was asked by the government to go to South America . . . and I went down with a staff to see if I couldn’t make a film about the ABC countries…